This is an unconstructed jacket made with Real Madras cloth woven in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), India.
While using the unconstructed method to minimize stress when worn, it still maintains the necessary elements of a tailored jacket, such as a standing collar and a natural shoulder line.
Designed for versatile wear, it can be worn as a top layer over a t-shirt or casual shirt, without being bound by dress rules.
The fabric has a slightly sheer feel suitable for spring and summer, and a deep depth of texture.
Madras cloth, which is named after the region of Madras (now Chennai) in southeastern India, was originally a fabric wrapped around the heads of sailors.
The history of Indian Madras dates back over 400 years. Indian textiles, which were made by hand-spinning and carefully weaving with hand-held looms, were widely spread throughout Europe.
However, with the advancement of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century and the advent of mass production, the techniques of Indian cotton weaving fell behind and declined.
The traditional Indian cotton fabrics that had survived only in small numbers once again gained popularity when Brooks Brothers adopted Indian Madras in 1920.
Ivy Leaguers then began to love Indian Madras, and its popularity remained steadfast.